Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 461 457 448
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -29
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 1111 1214 1436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.73% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 866 931 1176
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 1045 £45,000 - 45
UK excluding London -50 664 £40,000 - 33
London +32 413 £52,500 -4.55% 15
South East -12 236 £36,500 -18.89% 13
South West +4 126 £40,000 - 4
North of England -40 103 £36,750 +5.00% 8
East of England +7 99 £45,000 - 2
North West -24 58 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Midlands -82 49 £36,750 +0.68% 3
Yorkshire -24 43 £37,500 +8.70% 5
West Midlands -46 36 £41,000 +34.43% 2
Scotland +10 32 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Northern Ireland - 13 - -
East Midlands -18 12 £33,500 -15.19% 1
Wales -7 7 £37,500 +7.14% 2
North East -6 2 £33,250 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for System Testing.

1 456 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (38.16%) SQL
3 350 (31.50%) Finance
4 302 (27.18%) Test Automation
5 269 (24.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 261 (23.49%) .NET
7 252 (22.68%) Microsoft
8 236 (21.24%) SQL Server
9 224 (20.16%) C#
10 222 (19.98%) Oracle
11 201 (18.09%) QA
12 178 (16.02%) Scrum
13 171 (15.39%) SDLC
14 165 (14.85%) JavaScript
15 164 (14.76%) Unit Testing
16 159 (14.31%) HTML
17 150 (13.50%) Degree
18 145 (13.05%) Integration Testing
19 143 (12.87%) Java
20 142 (12.78%) Windows
21 141 (12.69%) Team Foundation Server
22 128 (11.52%) MVC
23 127 (11.43%) PL/SQL
24 125 (11.25%) Software Engineering
25 124 (11.16%) Regression Testing
26 119 (10.71%) CSS
27 116 (10.44%) SAP
27 116 (10.44%) ISEB
28 110 (9.90%) Test Scripting
28 110 (9.90%) Selenium

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (2.70%) IIS
1 30 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.43%) Apache Spark
4 23 (2.07%) JBoss
4 23 (2.07%) Jetty
4 23 (2.07%) WebLogic
5 22 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 21 (1.89%) DNN
6 21 (1.89%) Documentum
7 20 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.63%) Confluence
9 6 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.27%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle UPK
12 2 (0.18%) Apache
13 1 (0.090%) CMS
13 1 (0.090%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 68 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.090%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.090%) CATIA
6 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.090%) Simulink
6 1 (0.090%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 74 (6.66%) Oracle EBS
2 67 (6.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 54 (4.86%) Oracle Financials
4 46 (4.14%) SAP CO
4 46 (4.14%) SAP FI
4 46 (4.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 40 (3.60%) Oracle 11i
6 31 (2.79%) Oracle Assets
6 31 (2.79%) Oracle Payables
6 31 (2.79%) Oracle Receivables
7 28 (2.52%) SAP S/4HANA
8 27 (2.43%) Oracle General Ledger
9 25 (2.25%) Oracle Retail
10 22 (1.98%) Oracle Cash Management
10 22 (1.98%) Oracle Payroll
11 21 (1.89%) Oracle HRMS
12 20 (1.80%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 19 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
14 13 (1.17%) Oracle iProcurement
15 10 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.26%) SaaS
4 13 (1.17%) BlazeMeter
4 13 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.54%) GitHub
6 5 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 5 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (0.36%) Force.com
7 4 (0.36%) Office 365
8 3 (0.27%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.27%) Google Play
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.18%) npm
10 1 (0.090%) Heroku
10 1 (0.090%) PaaS
10 1 (0.090%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.62%) AMQP
2 12 (1.08%) Intranet
3 11 (0.99%) Wireless
4 10 (0.90%) Internet
5 9 (0.81%) VoIP
6 8 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.63%) Firewall
7 7 (0.63%) HTTP
7 7 (0.63%) SMS
8 4 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.27%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.27%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.18%) DNS
10 2 (0.18%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.18%) WAN
11 1 (0.090%) DHCP
11 1 (0.090%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.090%) LAN
11 1 (0.090%) PBX
11 1 (0.090%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 93 (8.37%) Hadoop
3 55 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (3.69%) NoSQL
5 40 (3.60%) SQLPlus
6 36 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (2.97%) Relational Database
9 31 (2.79%) Big Data
10 30 (2.70%) Redis
10 30 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (2.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 27 (2.43%) MongoDB
13 25 (2.25%) Couchbase
13 25 (2.25%) Riak
14 23 (2.07%) MySQL
15 20 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (1.26%) Oracle Database
16 14 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 141 (12.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 110 (9.90%) Selenium
3 100 (9.00%) Visual Studio
4 99 (8.91%) JIRA
5 61 (5.49%) Jenkins
6 53 (4.77%) Git (software)
7 51 (4.59%) Cucumber
8 42 (3.78%) HP UFT
9 30 (2.70%) Zephyr
10 28 (2.52%) SpecFlow
11 26 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (2.25%) Bitbucket
12 25 (2.25%) SoapUI
13 22 (1.98%) TeamCity
14 20 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
14 20 (1.80%) Subversion
14 20 (1.80%) Vagrant
15 19 (1.71%) FitNesse
16 18 (1.62%) JMeter
17 15 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 350 (31.50%) Finance
2 70 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 63 (5.67%) General Ledger
4 57 (5.13%) Retail
5 46 (4.14%) Legal
6 45 (4.05%) Banking
7 29 (2.61%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.89%) Front Office
9 17 (1.53%) Marketing
10 16 (1.44%) Electronics
11 13 (1.17%) Billing
12 12 (1.08%) Back Office
12 12 (1.08%) Games
12 12 (1.08%) Law
12 12 (1.08%) Military
13 11 (0.99%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.81%) Advertising
16 8 (0.72%) Automotive
16 8 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 368 (33.12%) Developer
2 346 (31.14%) Analyst
3 175 (15.75%) Test Analyst
4 141 (12.69%) Consultant
5 105 (9.45%) .NET Developer
5 105 (9.45%) C# Developer
6 81 (7.29%) SQL Developer
7 79 (7.11%) SAP Consultant
8 78 (7.02%) Java Developer
9 75 (6.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 65 (5.85%) Oracle Analyst
11 62 (5.58%) Tester
12 61 (5.49%) Support Analyst
13 49 (4.41%) Oracle Support Analyst
14 46 (4.14%) Financial Analyst
15 40 (3.60%) Software Developer
16 39 (3.51%) Business Analyst
17 38 (3.42%) Test Engineer
18 37 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
18 37 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (23.49%) .NET
2 159 (14.31%) HTML
3 119 (10.71%) CSS
4 102 (9.18%) ASP.NET
5 86 (7.74%) XML
6 84 (7.56%) Web Services
7 82 (7.38%) AngularJS
8 75 (6.75%) jQuery
9 73 (6.57%) .NET Framework
10 72 (6.48%) HTML5
11 57 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 53 (4.77%) SOAP
13 51 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 51 (4.59%) WCF
14 48 (4.32%) Kafka
15 43 (3.87%) JSON
16 42 (3.78%) WinForms
17 40 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
18 39 (3.51%) Entity Framework
19 38 (3.42%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.14%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.52%) NHS
5 28 (2.52%) User Experience
6 23 (2.07%) Smart Meter
7 22 (1.98%) Fixed Income
7 22 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.80%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.08%) Equities
12 11 (0.99%) Driving Licence
12 11 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (0.90%) PKI
14 9 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.72%) Acoustics
15 8 (0.72%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 142 (12.78%) Windows
2 92 (8.28%) Linux
3 56 (5.04%) Unix
4 47 (4.23%) Android
5 46 (4.14%) Windows Server
6 44 (3.96%) Apple iOS
7 24 (2.16%) Windows 10
7 24 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.17%) Solaris
11 11 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.81%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.45%) CentOS
15 2 (0.18%) VMS
16 1 (0.090%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.090%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (27.18%) Test Automation
3 269 (24.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 178 (16.02%) Scrum
5 171 (15.39%) SDLC
6 164 (14.76%) Unit Testing
7 145 (13.05%) Integration Testing
8 128 (11.52%) MVC
9 125 (11.25%) Software Engineering
10 124 (11.16%) Regression Testing
11 110 (9.90%) Test Scripting
12 91 (8.19%) Software Testing
13 89 (8.01%) Test Strategy
14 84 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 83 (7.47%) Functional Testing
16 82 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (7.20%) Validation
18 77 (6.93%) GAP Analysis
19 76 (6.84%) Project Management
20 74 (6.66%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 424 (38.16%) SQL
2 224 (20.16%) C#
3 165 (14.85%) JavaScript
4 143 (12.87%) Java
5 127 (11.43%) PL/SQL
6 59 (5.31%) Python
7 56 (5.04%) C++
8 50 (4.50%) C
9 48 (4.32%) Ruby
10 46 (4.14%) T-SQL
11 45 (4.05%) VB.NET
12 29 (2.61%) Bash Shell
13 28 (2.52%) Shell Script
14 27 (2.43%) PHP
14 27 (2.43%) Scala
15 19 (1.71%) ABAP
16 15 (1.35%) Perl
17 12 (1.08%) VB
18 9 (0.81%) MATLAB
19 8 (0.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 150 (13.50%) Degree
2 116 (10.44%) ISEB
3 97 (8.73%) ISTQB
4 87 (7.83%) Security Cleared
5 81 (7.29%) SC Cleared
6 53 (4.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (4.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.72%) PhD
9 7 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.18%) CCIE
12 2 (0.18%) CCNA
12 2 (0.18%) CCNP
12 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.090%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (18.09%) QA
2 24 (2.16%) PMO
3 14 (1.26%) SLA
4 10 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.45%) MiFID
6 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.27%) ECSS
8 2 (0.18%) GAMP
9 1 (0.090%) COBIT
9 1 (0.090%) HL7
9 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.090%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (2.61%) Docker
2 28 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.45%) Firmware
5 5 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.18%) HDFS
6 2 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (2.34%) Ansible
2 21 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (1.89%) Puppet
3 20 (1.80%) Cobbler
4 18 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.090%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.090%) Nessus
5 1 (0.090%) Nmap
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 252 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 222 (19.98%) Oracle
3 116 (10.44%) SAP
4 43 (3.87%) HP
5 30 (2.70%) VMware
6 27 (2.43%) IBM
7 26 (2.34%) EMC
8 25 (2.25%) RedGate
8 25 (2.25%) Retek
8 25 (2.25%) Telerik
9 18 (1.62%) TIBCO
10 16 (1.44%) Hyperion
11 15 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.35%) Remedy
11 15 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.99%) Xerox
13 9 (0.81%) Charles River
14 8 (0.72%) Citrix
14 8 (0.72%) JDA
14 8 (0.72%) RedPrairie